Finland in the Eurovision Dance Contest

Finland won the first Eurovision Dance Contest in 2007. Jussi Väänänen and Katja Koukkula were chosen to represent the country on 25 August 2007 in a national preselection.

Finland
Finland
Member stationYle
National selection eventsNational Selection
Participation summary
Appearances2
First appearance2007
Best result1st, 2007
Worst result10th, 2008
External links
Finland's page at Eurovision.tv

Finland was the last country to decide whom to send to the contest, the contest taking place only a week after the selection process. The couple performed a Rumba and Paso Doble. Finland won after scoring 132 points. All other countries awarded Finland points, three of which gave 12 points.

In 2008, Finland were represented by singer and actress Maria Lund and dancer Mikko Ahti who danced a Tango routine. They finished 10th, receiving 44 points from 7 countries (maximum 12 points from Sweden).

Finland withdrew from the planned Eurovision Dance Contest in 2009. The Third Eurovision Dance Contest has been cancelled indefinitely.[1]

ContestantsEdit

Table key
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Winner
Year Couple Dances Place Points
2007 Jussi Väänänen and Katja Koukkula Rumba and Paso Doble 1 132
2008 Mikko Ahti and Maria Lund Tango 10 44

Commentators and spokespersonsEdit

Year(s) Television commentator Dual television commentator Spokesperson
2007 Sirpa Suutari-Jääskö Jaana Pelkonen Johanna Pirttilahti
2008 Johanna Pirttilahti Jaana Pelkonen

Voting historyEdit

Finland has received the most points from...

Rank Country Points
1   Sweden 24
2   Denmark 16
3   Lithuania 13
=   Netherlands 13
5   Austria 12
=   Portugal 12

Finland has given the most points to...

Rank Country Points
1   Russia 22
2   Ukraine 16
3   Sweden 15
4   Denmark 12
5   Austria 10
=   Poland 10

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Granger, Anthony (29 May 2011). "What caused the death of the Eurovision Dance Contest?". Eurovoix.xom. Eurovoix.com. Retrieved 22 June 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)